120 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Too extreme to be called beer? 120 Minute IPA is brewed to a colossal 45-degree plato, boiled for a full two hours while being continuously hopped with high-alpha American hops, then dry-hopped daily in the fermenter for a month and aged for another month on whole-leaf hops!

120 IBU
ABV varies from 15-20%.

Added by frank4sail on 03-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,030
Reviews:
2,415
Ratings:
8,554
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
1,455
Gots:
4,104
Trade:
235
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Ratings: 8,554 |  Reviews: 2,415
Photo of drrone
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodndtube
3.06/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is barely a sipping beer for me. I would rather drink a good rum on the rocks. It is so dry, stringent and hoppy that there is no joy here, for me.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersampler6
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hmmm...drinking this beer was a little confusing. On the one hand, great reputation beer, amazing brewery, nice smooth strong flavors. On the other hand, it tastes more like a barley wine or even a strong old ale than an imperial IPA. Nice orange-copper, slightly hazy color with some mild head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some dark fruit, fruity and piney hops. Tastes of some bitter citrus zest - grapefruit, orange, lemon - as well as some mild piney hops, vanilla, raisin, fig and some malt. The dark fruit hits me a little more than the brighter hoppiness. Quite dry and bitter but still tasted good. Smooth mild mouthfeel with a little bite, and a fair amount of warming alcohol. Definitely a slow sipper.

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
1.66/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of kreg02
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MartyMoser
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Navin-Johnson
2.72/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bought a 4 pack. I don't want to do that now.

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Photo of GoochVa
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdP27
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled in April, 2017. Copper color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of caramels, pine, booze, orange peel, resin and candy.
Flavor with notes of pine, caramel, grapefruit, melon, booze, sugar cane, oak and toasted malts. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Full velvety body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 15-20% abv give a warming and numbing effect. It is somewhat sticky.
This is quite powerful hop juice. Good fix for hopheads. I felt this more of an American Barley Wine rather than a DIPA, though. This is better for sipping on a colder night. So, a bit more in the liquor territory than beer. I want to have another aged version to see how complexity evolves and hops mellow out.

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Photo of CoachBrobb890
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wolverine0712
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CtSoxFan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wshinevar
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsippel
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer is far more like a barley wine than an IPA. It was actually bottled in 2015, so I am not sure if that makes a difference. Pours a very cloudy orange color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is minimal to non-existant. Lacing is good. Has a aroma of candied malts, maybe some dark fruits. You can definitely get the alcohol content. Very sweet taste. Candied malts, brown sugar, with some bitterness. The high ABV is still very detectable on the taste, but it doesn't strike me as something as high as 18% would be, but then again, I am not sure if I have had a beer this strong before. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of dwiech
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of milehi
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JosephY8s
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of southernvg
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrynneCabin
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssitron
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weston64
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 8,554 ratings